We have just received another copy of the Constitution, courtesy of the ACLU. The office is glutted with them already. Maybe we’ll hand them out for Halloween. It’s nice that the left leaning ACLU still takes the trouble. We have heard that only “tea party anarchists” make a fetish of this antique document.
Seriously, if you had just liberated your country last week, you could do worse. The Constitution is a marvel of organizational design. It solves the problem of representation, organizes the separation of powers, checks and balances, and protects civil rights.
America’s Constitution was based on the leading thinkers of the day, like Locke and Montesquieu, who have not been equaled since – and no one insults the First Law of Thermodynamics just because it’s old.
If you haven’t read it, you should. As an aid to non English readers, Jeremiah presents a simplified text. The original text is here. If you listen to those who wish to sidestep the Constitution, they generally call for a powerful central government with few checks and no delegation. They are reading that other little red book.